Barcelona would be open to Isco transfer talks according to Josep Maria Bartomeu

Isco, the Spanish and Real Madrid midfielder has gone down on a favorite order at Real Madrid since the arrival of Santiago Solari as manager. Explicitly, for a while now Isco has not started a game in La Liga for Los Blancos. Solari has instead put faith in other midfield options and youngster Vinicius Jr. who appears to be growing into life at Real Madrid. Rumors have intensified concerning his future direction of the midfielder as a result. Therefore, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said he would be happy to speak to Real Madrid regarding a possible transfer involving Isco if Los Blancos were open to selling him.

When asked about the prospect of potentially landing the playmaker from their great rivals by, Bartomeu said Isco is a footballer they would be happy to discuss.      

Transfers between the two clubs are a rarity given the rivalry between the two sides. The last player to make a move between the two was Luis Figo, who joined Real Madrid from Barcelona in 2000. However, he was hated by Blaugrana supporters whenever he returned to the Camp Nou following the deal, including an infamous incident when a pig’s head was thrown at him on the field.

With that in mind, it would be a shock if Real Madrid completed any deal with their historic rivals, which despite the fact Isco’s stock has arguably never been lower at the Santiago Bernabeu. Isco, nevertheless, does not see the funny side of not being involved at the moment. I think there may be a serious decision for Isco to make in the summer, as he is currently entirely out of Solari’s plans.